An Inside Look at Seattle’s Modern Homes

For the past four years, select homeowners across the West and Eastside have opened the doors of their unique homes to viewers. The tradition continues on Saturday, April 30 with the fifth annual Seattle Modern Home Tour. This self-guided tour, perfect for HGTV junkies and architecture enthusiasts alike, allows participants to get an inside look into a few of the area’s most stunning homes.

Exterior-1The lineup this year is impressive. There are eight homes on the tour, including a brand-new home on the Eastside. Just minutes away from downtown Bellevue and both Google and Microsoft campuses, this Kirkland home could not be in a better location. Designed by Jim Dwyer from BDR Homes, the 3,5000-square-foot space has an open layout, providing lots of natural light and an airy atmosphere. As you wander through the four bedrooms and outside den, feast your eyes on the “BDR Luxury Features,” that make this a truly deluxe space.

Next, head to Seattle for some of the other homes on the tour. The lineup includes:

  • An Alki residence designed by Robert Bonner Designs, with beautiful, high cathedral ceilings and gorgeous views of the Puget Sound.
  • A renovated home from SHED Architecture & Design, which is a wonderful example of how an old home can be repurposed to fit with the owners’ lifestyles. Now, the home has an open layout with 360° rooftop views, and direct access from their lush vegetable garden to their farm-style kitchen.
  • A new houseboat from architect Michelle Lanker and designer Gloria Andrade, which helps improve the Lake Union shoreline through its sustainable design. This floating home was built using salvaged materials and benefits Lake Union by creating fish habitats and assisting in the growth of native wetland plants.
  • A beautiful modern home designed by atelier jones, that utilizes its unique triangular site to create a space that is reminiscent of a cozy Pacific Northwest beach cabin.
  • A 1907 renovation by David Coleman Architecture that stays true to the original Colonial shell, but provides a more modern interior.
  • A residence by Malbouef Bowie Architecture which stands as a shining achievement to modern, sustainable practices. The Palatine Passive home uses 90% less energy than required by standard building code – and it doesn’t skimp on style, either.
  • The new Arboretum Neighborhood, featuring two homes designed by Hybrid Architecture and built by Barcelo Homes. These twin residences offer luxury designs and expansive interiors, with two-view terraces that have great views of the Seattle area.

The Seattle Modern Home Tour is self-guided, allowing viewers the chance to take a leisurely drive as they travel to each home. It’s a wonderful chance to see the work of some of the best local architects, who are building innovative and inspiring homes right in our backyard!

Participating homes will open their doors from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Click here for tickets.

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